The OMNI collaborative research project led by Recycleye, Valorplast and TotalEnergies to improve the circularity of polypropylene (PP) food packaging has produced groundbreaking results. The new technology, based on artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision, combined with an efficient decontamination process, provides a high-performance, marketable solution to the challenge of mechanically recycling polypropylene for food contact applications.
At the Agritechnica exhibition in Hanover, Petronas Lubricants International (PLI), in collaboration with CNH Industrial, presented two sustainable packaging solutions for the agricultural sector: Bag in Box Petronas Multi-traction NH Ambra and Multi-traction Case IH Akcela.
Menichetti has been producing organic glues, both jelly and in dried powder, for box factories, papermaking and bookbinding firms since 1950: faithful to the principles of sustainability before its time, it offers its experience to the modern packaging industry and, it goes without saying, the circular economy.
In collaboration with Skånemejerier, Mondi has developed a mono-material packaging for Hushållsost cheese in 1 and 2 kg, consisting of a polypropylene base and a film on top, which will soon be on the shelves of ICA, a leading Swedish supermarket chain.
Versuni, a Dutch manufacturer of electrical appliances, has introduced packaging made of 100% recycled paper for all Philips products. Consumers can dispose of the cardboard responsibly, as the paper is also 100% recyclable.
Aimplas, a technology and consultancy centre operating in the plastics industry based in Spain, has developed a coating for food and cosmetic packaging from fish gelatine and fishing nets as part of the EcoeFISHent project, which aims to implement circular solutions for the valorization of the fishing and fish industries.
The number of online shoppers has been growing steadily in recent years, and according to Statista, an authoritative statistics portal, the global e-commerce market is expected to reach $4 trillion in 2023 and $6 trillion in 2027. It is also estimated that the number of people worldwide who frequently shop online will increase from 57% to nearly 70% of the world's population in the next four years. The food and personal care industry tops the list of fastest-growing e-commerce sectors.
Gruppo FLO, a historic brand specialising in the production of tableware and food containers, has designed and developed “Alpha”, an innovative range of food products in a natural material, 100% Made in Italy.
Oppy, Avoworks and Eco Farms joined forces in early 2022 to create a robust avocado solution and are now announcing the launch of their ground-breaking compostable avocado packaging.
This innovative packaging is set to revolutionise the industry by providing an environmentally friendly alternative. Unlike other compostable options, which can only be effectively decomposed in industrial facilities requiring intensive energy processes, this pack is certified for backyard composting. Both the net and label are made from beech wood cellulose, which can decompose in just 12 weeks.
Favini's sustainability concept is based on the idea that modern packaging must not only be functional and aesthetically pleasing, but also environmentally friendly, starting with the choice of raw materials used, such as paper. Favini papers, marked with the Paper from our Echosystem logo, are guaranteed to be the most environmentally friendly and have the following characteristics: